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Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
. >> thank you. >> in other news, the obama administration says the health insurance website has vastly improved. the administration has spent two months fixing the glitches in the health care reform law. mike viqueria, are all the problems fixed? >> well, not all the problems are fixed but the white house spokesman just moments ago jay carney speaking for the president believes that the website has significantly improved and they have met their threshold for the vast majority of citizens who sign on. 90% will have a successful experience and will be able to enroll through the website. night and day is how the top official that the president put in charge of having this website up and functioning by november 30th, last saturday, says the difference is between october 1st, and the end of november. the problem is, that it's two months, two months that were virtually lost where people could not enroll on the website and now it's crunch time. some of the other metrics they put out, the error rate is less than 1%, when earlier i.t. was 6%, other websites is 1/10 of 1%, or more than that. 80,
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
>> good evening everyone. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. >> the combined trends of increased inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the american dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe. >> at risk: president obama says the economic divide is threatening the future of the american middle class. >>> fast food walkout. minimum wage workers in 100 cities promise to hit the streets to demand higher pay. >> emergency response, what authorities are learning from the desperate 911 calls played dur the newtown massacre. >>> a brutal winter blast. we begin tonight with inequality in the economy and the dangers to young americans. president obama says 10% of the population is now taking home half of the nation's income. he warns the growing canyon between rich and poor is destroying the economy, and threatening the american dream. president obama -- >> the top 20%, has about a two in three chance of staying at or near the top. a child born into the bottom 20% has a less than one in 20 shot at making i.t. to th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
new and recent users of the glitch-rained healthcare.gov website. >> a reminder of the top story we're following, president obama said the income gap between rich and poor americans keeps growing. during a major speech in washington the president said income inequality is jeopardizing middle class and he want to make sure that the economy works for everyone. ali velshi will be working on this one, at the top of the program, "real money." it's great to have you back. what's your reaction to the president's speech on equality, he also talked about the wealth gap as well. >> it's very serious. this is the most worrying thing i'll be talking about this as long as i can. go back to 1979, productivity is up more than 90%. we're just that much more productive with our cellphones and the way we do business, longer days. typical income fo for the amerin family is up 8%. ththe average ceo makes 273 tims the income of the average worker. and a family in the top 1%. a term we've come to know well, has a network that is 288 times hire, 288 times higher than a typical family. it doesn't matter
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
. doctors in new o new orleans saa gene treatment fo. >> a team of inspectorse inspecs toured the nuclear facility in iran. president obama says the pursuit for the lon longstanding deal is likely to fai fail as it is to psyched. psyched -- succeed. iran is to rollback tha their enrichment of uranium that is used to build a nuclear bomb but it's also used to generate nuclear energy. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran for like any country to change overtime. it may not be likely. if you ask me the live life andd that we are about to arrive at the instate that i described earlier it was more than 50/50. we have to try. >> iran and the u.s. and five other world powers will meet in the coming days to discuss implementing an agreement on iran's program. the deal which lifted sanctions on iran has benefitted his country's economy. >> controversy over the latest projectproject on artist cristo. some say it will damage the eco-system. >> it's called "over the river". the arkansas in south central colorado. what cristo wants to do here is suspend hundreds o
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
game. the new rule was imposed by president obama three years ago. we'll learn whether the housing recovery lost momentum. some data was delayed by the shut down. increases are expected despite higher mortgage rates. one economists says it's not just institutional investors helping the housing markets.. >> now you are seeing a lot of home buyers who are not institutional investors, who have better credit scores, and have decided that the time is about good to start buying home. and bankers are becoming more confident about the situation. >> we'll get a hint about friday's anticipated jobs report. payroll firm reports on how many private sector jobs were created last month. wall street has some of its moo back. after the do you closed lower on tuesday for a third straight day. the do you jones falling blow the 15,000 mark. the nasdaq holding above the 4,000 level. overseas european markets struggle to bounce back after three days of losses. markets ended the day lower. japan led the cle client, with the nikkei falling. chinese shares rallied on news of financial reforms in the regio
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 2:00am EST
. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa for nelson mandela's memorial service next week. >> hello, welcome no al jazeera america, i'm morgan radford live from new york city. reinforcements on the town in trying to end the violence. nearly 400 people have been killed in the fighting in the past three days. france is dispatching more than 1,000 troops and the african union plans to double its forces. 10,000 have fled the capital. officials ordered everyone off the streets of bangui. for the latest on the crisis we start in bangui. a warning - you may find some of these images disturbing. >> french soldiers on food patrol in bangui. this is new to the city and welcomeded by men. they are here to reassure people enough to open up shops. at the moment there's no food or medicine. there's little the french can do about the growing sectarian violence between muslims and christians. >> translation: we muslims have been here for 200 years. they are killing us every day. anti-balaka christians killed more than 200. >> this is where many christiansar sheltering, close to
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
a new push to sell his healthcare law from the white house. president obama is launching a 20-day campaign to win back critical support. mike viqueira joins us from the white house. mike, it has been--we have documented almost every day of the two months and the difficulty in the roll out. what would you say the president is trying to accomplish for today's event? >> there were a couple of things. number one, two weeks ago the president was abject in his apology, contrite about all of the in snafus and however you t to name it, all the problems, and the two months that was really lost. he said listen we've got most of this worked out. the vast majority of people who logged on are going to have a successful experience. let's turn the page. because over the course of the next three weeks if you're going to get insurance through the website, and you want to be insured by january 1st. the kick off date for obamacare then you got to get on the stick. he wanted to reassure americans that the healthcare law was working and reassure democrats his core supporters. part of this was a politi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 11:00am EST
. >> next on al jazeera america, president obama said if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. but the affordable care act doesn't say your doctor will keep you. you live news at the top of every hour. >> a deal in the senate may be at hand and just in the nick of time. >> thousands of new yorkers are marching in solidarity. >> we're following multiple developments on syria at this hour. >> every hour from reporters stationed around the world and across the country. >> only on al jazeera america. >> start with one issue ad guests on all sides of the debate. and a host willing to ask the tough questions and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5pm et / 2pm pt only on al jazeera america >> mexican authorities have tracked down the stolen shipment of radioactive material. the shipment of cobalt 60 e radioactive material that was stolen from a gas station monday, has been found in central mexico about half a mile from the van that was carrying it. the director of mexico's national commission of nuclear security said the thieves were most
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 11:00pm EST
attack, are send their news to washington. >>> bitcoin america. what is this new kind of currency? we have everything you need to know. >>> and remember nelson mandela. president obama, the first lady and from people from around the world, arrivings in south africa. -- arriving in south africa. >>> it is 6:00 a.m. in johannesburg and already, the crowds are forming for the official state memorial service for nelson mandela. it's not scheduled to start for about five more hours. it was a rainy night and some umbrellas this morning, more rain. 94,000, in the stadium, but authorities are expecting a lot more. about four other stadiums have been secured that totally that would fill about 125,000 more people if that overflow is needed. of course security is tight with all of the dignitaries arriving throughout the day. we are monitoring this event. we are going to have a live report on the latest developments on the scene in just a little while. >>> the state will be in attendance according to president obama and first lady michelle obama. jonathan betz has more on that. >> it's going
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
mohammad javad zarif said is new. the iran government attracting attention is being study by the obama administration. >> a group of senators is working on a bill to impose new sanctions if iran doesn't live up to the deal. >> multiple devices and bargain hunting led to a record-setting monday. >> internet sales rose 20% over last year. 30% was from smartphones and tablets. that's up 60% from last year. sales could top $2 billion. al jazeera's correspondent was told bigger bargains could be had in the next few weeks. >> it's not always a great indicator of what will happen. this year is different. it's a late thanksgiving. there's six fewer days between thanksgiving and christmas. there'll be a lot of discounting and inventory that will be pushed out between now and christmas. >> there's a cyber monday legal defeat for amazon. the supreme court refused to hear their challenge to an internet tax. the decision let the state law stand. sales tax will be collected from customers in new york and other states. >> drones are known for delivering death and destruction. amazon wants to change t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am EST
, yes. >> and you are never more popular than the day you leave, right? >> so president obama cannot show up at yankee stadium in new york and throw out the first pitch and not get booed. >> he gets booed. >> really, there was a portion of the crowd today and given out it is the political debate is in the country, i dare say the president couldn't go to a washington redskins game or new york, it's new york, right, and not get some boos. >> there would be some boos. but even looking at the line up of the official program, i mean, that has to be quite political as some of the south african leaders we have seen have long histories in government. who decided who was going to speak and how political is that? >> i think it's very political. there are a lot of people who are missing and we were talking earlier for example that he was instrumental in the transformation is absent. i don't think he is in the box. he wasn't invited at all. and a businessman and a multi millionaire and not a politician any more is the mc. so that was also very political decision to ask him to speak. >> he had a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
will fly in for the event of the f and b stadium in suweto. president obama is on his way with his first lady michelle and bill clinton and george bush are on their way. mandela believed education was the foundation of a new south africa. but the legacy of apartheid is proving hard to overcome. al jazeera's feda gresse has the story. >> nelson mandela enjoying his favorite date, supporting and encouraging children in school. from the start of his career as an antiapartheid activist the statesman put education at the top of the schedule. to educate the nation's once depressed youth. in 1996, the suweto, then the language of oppression. linda molefe was one of those young students who rioted. he is now the principal of a secondary school one of suweto's most successful. he keeps eye over the classes acutely aware of the country's lessons. >> we are throwing without, knowing exactly. but later because of these little meetings or little held at night or in some corners they were trying to educate us to begin to understand why the boycott, why the situation, why the uprising. >> here as
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
train derailment in new york city that killed four and injured hundreds of others and shut down a line that 26,000 people use each day. obama administration said the health website has been fixed and can handle 50,000 visitors at once. the white house said the site is working more than 90% of the time. antigovernment protests in thailand, ukraine and egypt are violent and all three countries they used tear gas and rubber bullets against the crowds. owning an original picassi for $100 and the painting master will be here to tell us about the opportunity and more on the mission to mars and becoming the third country to land on the lunar surface. >>> i'm mark morgan and what may be bad news for the afc peyton manning has another offensive weapon and details ahead in sports. >>> i'm nicole mitchell and we could have the coldest air in over a decade, i'll have the chilling national forecast. >>> that is going to do it for this hour of al jazeera america. i'm morgan and stephanie sy is back with you in just 2 1/2 minutes. an america tonight special report. as states try to save money, are pr
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm EST
. >> that's how obama administration officials described healthcare.gov after the live -- two months after the website went live the. they are cautiously managing expectations. we just heard the crucial information about sunday's deadly train derailment in new york. the conductor was going 82 miles per hour as the train came into a 30 mile per hour zone. that critical curve. jo than marchttin joins us. jo jonathan, have you been able to physically see the curve in question that we are talking about here? >> reporter: from -- sort of, i would say. it's sort of hard to say with the bushes here we have been able to see sort of the vantage point. even governor cuomo said it's sort of a tricky curve. as we heard the folks from ntsb say that, 30 miles per hour, that is the limit around the curve. so to hear that this train was going 82 is shogging but it also echoes what some of the witnesses and some of the people on board were saying, that the train was going way too fast. so not many people, i am sure, surprised to hear that it was speeding. but to hear just just how much. >> jonathan, we are
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
virginia to new england. >> a day of warning in south africa as the nation and the world pays tributable to nelson mandela. nelson mandela's ex-wife winnie attended a church service. president obama, george w. bush and clinton will travel to south africa for memorial services. >> we go to our correspondent at the soweto church where services wrapped up. what is significant about this church? these are some of the church members in the church listening to the service. this building was a lot of things to many people. up therefore on the painting on the wall is the painting of a great activist. we have nelson mandela, and archbishop desmond tutu. during apartheid students running from the police used to come in and hide. there were occasions that police would come in and shoot them, and several have died in this building. it's an emotional time, an historical place. it shows how far the country has come. >> you mentioned people cowering in the church. what are religious leaders saying today about madeba's passing. >> the message is simple. it was think about the good things and
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
policy maybe to sit this out. >> there are new fears about meningitis. >> another college campus is facing students sickened with the disease. >> the steps officials are taking to contain the outbreak. >> president obama's health care allow could force doctors to take on more patients. that how that could affect your medical care. >> $60 billion, it is our big number of the day, and it's how much one tech giant could be giving back. where that money will be going. >> todd, big number, $60 billion, that's the number brooklyn hour carl eye cob wants apple to give back to investors in a share buy o. back. it's a dispute between the two sides and the center of time's cover story. he wants them to spend more of its massive stockpile. his initial request was $100 billion. he believes the giant should share more wealth with stock hold jeers a lot of money to give back. welcome back. >> a new meningitis scare erupted at another university, sickening four people so far. this particular strain has no treatment. we'll find out what steps are being taken to battle the disease. >> we've got a lo
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
the grows gap between rich and poor. it's not a new story or a new subject for president obama. he talked ariel castro it two years ago in a benchmark speech in kansas. and he spoke a little bit about in this year's state of the union. the top 1% in this country have seen their income triple over the course of the last 28 years, meanwhile the middle class has scene their income grow at a modest 1% on average over the course of that same time annually. so the president will be talking about that. he'll be talking once again renewing his call to raise the minimum wage. a lot of talk about that here in d.c. where the city council is voting to raise the minimum wage. democrats are now worried about heading into the midterm election, and with the senate up for grabs, so the president is going there, speaking to a liberal think tank, the center for american progress who is sponsoring the talk. he is bolstering his base, renewing some of his themes he has been talking about and setting his agenda not only for the state of the union speech coming up presumably last month, but also for the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
the u.s. compare? >> we have new high rail system. china is undergoing a program of building 17,000 miles of high speed rail. so my problem is this, and president obama has been very good about pushing for high speed rail. i believe he allocated some $50 billion in his budget, but none of it has been expended yet because we really don't have a plan for a high speed rail system except for the one in california. so it's segments that we will of high speed rail, but we won't have a coordinated planned national high speed rail system. >> do thest coast-run trains from boston to washington, d.c. and often what you hear from congress is well, amtrak is losing money. well, amtrak has an operation does lose money. but when you separate answered kind of train operation into two factors, the transfer cost and operating costs. and that's how other countries treat their brain systems. in japan and france, they have operating companies that make money on their train system. but the capital investment is made by their governments. so the train operating companies are now bearing those costs. here
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
, december 4th, 2013. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. here are a look at the top stories. >>> president obama calls the growing u.s. income gap a defining challenge of our time. in a speech about economic inequality he said partisan gridlock was to blame. >>> radioactive cobalt 60 stolen in mexico may have turned a thief into a time bomb. when someone found the material someone removed it from the container. whoever did could die within days. >>> the great lakes in the grip of a powerful arctic cold front. heavy snow dropped, tens of thousands water power. conditions were blamed for hundreds of car crashes. >>> tonight investigators are looking at a potentially deadly new case of stand your ground. it's from georgia where 72-year-old ron westbrook knocked on a door, a stranger's door at four in the morning. a man in the home shot and killed him. ron westbrook had alzheimer's, and was apparently disoriented. authorities are deciding if charges should be filed against the shooter. joining us now is lance lorusso, a former attorney and law enforcement officer. thanks for joining us. explai
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
parliament and calls for new elections. [chanting] a day of prayer in south africa for nelson mandela and leaders including president obama and three former u.s. presidents expected to attend tuesday's memorial service for the late south african president. >> and a crime was never committed and we stood by that. >> reporter: the san antonio four speaking out, released after 16 years behind bars for a crime they have always maintained they did not commit. ♪ the deep freeze is on, wintry weather and cold temperatures reach the east coast. the weather is disrupting travel nationwide and made some sunday nfl games almost impossible to see. good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy and the storm caused car pile ups in several states and accidents on the pennsylvania turnpike sunday involved almost 60 video as and this shows the long line of cars that came to a halt in morgan town, pennsylvania and we are tracking the storm. what is the latest? >> all of that snow and wind, it is still with us and we are going to continue to see it taking its toll and creating very
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am EST
parliament and calls for new elections. [chanting] a day of prayer in south africa for nelson mandela and leaders including president obama and three former u.s. presidents expected to attend tuesday's memorial service for the late south african president. >> and a crime was never committed a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
is the white house's take. >> reporter: there is a paint by numbers aspect ever since the obama administration took office. yes, the unemployment rate has largely gone down. private sector employment has increased for two years running now. the white house will say its good news but there is more work to be done. that's what they said today. the better the economy improves, that gdp rate that came out and shocked everything in the third quarter. 3.6% growth. that's nearly rebust but not near full employment strength. >> i think we just lost mike. we did. my apologies. still ahead on al jazeera america. the latest on the wintery blast causing problems in several states. >>> and trying to keep a deadly conflict from growing worse. plans to stop a slot center africa. that's next. >> bitter cold ice and heavy snow battering the southwest. thkentucky is experiencing real problems on the road. take a look at these pictures. in texas at least 180,000 people have lost power. mark snyder has the latest for us in dallas. >> here's a taste of what it looks like most of the day. here americ
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
, contain the spread of sectarian divide in the region. >> reporter: north he said on monday is new but the iranian government's willingness to assert itself is attracting attention in the obama administration and studied closely. >> reporter: a group of senators is working on a bill calling for more sanctions if iran doesn't live up to the deal and the white house worries that it could hurt the agreement. there is overwhelming evidence that syria's president is guilty of war crimes and the human rites chief said an inquiry found assad and senior officials authorized these actions. >> the facts point to the commission of very serious crimes and war crimes and crimes against humanity and point to the fact that the evidence indicates responsibility at the highest level of government including the head of state. >> reporter: investigators say the systematic nature of human rights abuses in syria point to government policy and this is the first time the u.s. has directly implicated the syrian president and more than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict. the u.n. says afghanistan
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 2:00am EST
for work. it's good news for the barack obama administration. with unemployment insurance to expire for 1.3 million if condepress doesn't act by the end. month, the white house is stuck in an ironic situation. they are arguing for an end to the cut if growth improves, gdp, in the last court, and down to 7% on friday, the lowest in five years. the administration says unemployment insurance has to be extended. white house spokesman jay carney made the case on friday afternoon. >> the news we have today reinforces that we need to address the problem and extend the unemployment insurance benefits to those individuals. this is a persistent problem. it would be terrible to tell more than a million families across the country, a few days after christmas, that they are out of benefit, that we hope that congress will, as it has in the past, address the challenge. >> one of the more interesting things about the economic numbers, the good economic numbers is they haven't improved - the unemployment rate went down despite the gridlock in washington and the political hold the economy back. you h
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
work and given up looking for work it's good news for the obama administration. >> one of the ironies here with in34r0eu8inemployment insuranced to finish in the next month. and then on fl friday down to sevensevenpercent the lowest in. the unemployment insurance has to be ex-temedded. extended. jay carney made that announcement. we need to address that problem and to extend the unparliament beunemploymentagain benefits to those individuals. it's a per citie persist persist would be terrible to tell families that they're out of benefits. we are hoping that congress will address this challenge. >> one. interesting thing about these good economic numbers the economy has improved and the unemployment rate went down despite the head winds that were supposed to hold the economy back. you won goar how good the greefort would be woit the government shut down that threatened the economy over the course kft last month and from october to november trchlts good news for the white house and the country's economy and we'll see if it sustaineds tes sustaine sh quite er and if th -- quart qu
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am EST
lennon in ukraine. they are calling on the government to break ties with russia and norm new ones with the e.u. >> and a day of prayer for nelson mandela. president obama and two former presidents expected to attend the memorial service for the late former president. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. as a power struggle grips thailand the prime minister calls for fresh elections. the thousands of protesters in the capital say it's not enough. wayne hay has the latest from bangkok. >> there's no indication from the anti-government protesters that the announcement from the prime minister yingluck shinawatra, that she will dissolve parliament. the goals have changed. they said they would accept the solution and the resignation of the prime minister. that changed into the goal being the removal of the thaksin shinawatra regime - referring to the former prime minister ousted in a coup in 2006 and lives in self-impressed exile. his cysister, yingluck shinawat is the prime minister at the moment. >> at the moment they are continuing a push towards of the office of the prime
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
news for the obama generation. with unemployment insurance set to expire, the white house is stuck in an ironic situation. they are arguing for an extension. if growth is improved, it was announced thursday and friday down to 7% unemployment, the lowest in five years. the administration says that unemployment insurance has got to be extended. white house spokesman jay carney made the case on friday afternoon. >> the news we have today eenforces that we need to address the problem and extend unemployment insurance benefits to those individuals. this is a persistent problem. it would be terrible to do that to more than a million families across the country a few days after christmas, that they are out of benefits. we hope congress will, as it has in the past, addressed the challenge. an interesting thing about the economic numbers, is they haven't improved the unemployment rate - it went down despite the gridlock in washington and the political head wind. you have to wonder how good the growth would be without the head wind or the government shutdown that threatened the economy over the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 2:00pm EST
will succeed next month. she is currently in charge of product development, this news coming a day after the verb surery department announced it sold off its remaining stake in general motor. a texas woman is pleading guilty to sending president obama messages with poison. the former actress -- she faces up to 18 years in prison. >> coming up on al jazeera america, snowy weather, giving the northeast back with your national forecast, stay with us. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. here are today's headlines. the 90 world leaders joining a crowd numbers in the thousands in johannesburg, paying tribute to nelson mandela. president obama was among the speakers and yes, he did shake hands with cuban president raul castro. lawmakers are back in washington and the pressure is on to end the year in a productive note. congress has to vote on the list of issue as massive defense bill and a farm bill, but perhaps the biggest issue once again is the budget. >> the international space station turning 15 today. but at a cost of $180 billion some are wondering if the investment was worth it
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america, live from new york city. i'm sunny sunny. 911 tapes display calmness at the sandy hook elementary school. and president obama discussed the gap between rich and poor. and this congress goes down known as the least productive. >>> a florida high school placed on high school after a shooting. one student has been injured at west orange high school outside of arsenal. the school's principal said student had been shot and was en route to the hospital. law enforcement officers were at the scene and they were observing all safety procedures. we'll bring you more information as we get it. >>> in a matter of just ten days the nation will mark the one year anniversary of the sandy hook massacre. today brought a painful remind reminder. prosecutors have released 911 called. al jazeera will not air those calls. >> reporter: we did listen to seven calls shortly after fires were shot inside sandy hook elementary school. a woman called the police dispatcher and said she had glimpsed someone running down the hall with a gun saying they were still shooting. and glass
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
the ntsb will continue to interview the engineer and also look back at president obama's kenyan born uncle will not long very to fight deportation with more on this and other headlines shaping today's news. >> tony, yeah, u.s. immigration judge says the kenyan born uncle can stay in the country, it comes after the relative dodge deportation for decades. 69-year-old testified that he had lived in the u.s. for 50 years, since deportation surfaced after a 2011 arrest for drunk driving. he is the half brother of the president's late father. >> in thailand police have been ordered not to clash with demonstrators in the country, even though they were swarming government buildings. fighting began toon bangkok's middle class, and the prime minister. the former premier was ousted in the military. yet he still considered full power in the government. that scene and the system many accused of corruption. and secretary john kerry called for nearly two weeks demonstrators have rally in favor the ukraine president blocked any such attention today. after the operation lost a parliamentary vote
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 5:00am EST
sectarian divide in the region. >> reporter: nothing he said on monday is new but the iran government to assert itself is attracting attention in the obama administration and studied closely, al jazeera the state department. >> reporter: now it's a familiar dilemma for developing countries, the choice between economic growth and protecting the government, in our second report on bangladesh tannery industry we look at whether environmental laws are being enforced. >> blood red and loaded with toxic chemicals, tainted water gushs from one of the many tannerys in doca district and they produce huge amounts of waste full of cancer-causing chemicals. the water drains untreated straight into the streams and open sewers of this densely-populated neighborhood, home to 160,000 people. streets and alleys have bones and rotting animal part. >> if you want to know what hell looks like you don't have to wait to go to hell, if you go and look at the tannery area that will tell you what hell looks like. >> reporter: and this is emitted every single day and flows in the river, doca's main
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 1:00pm EST
. so they are suggesting that will put in place tehran's oil industry, and so barack obama are saying to the politicians please hold off, we understand your concerns we have it under control, and if they aren't serious, then yes, new sanctions are a definite, but introduce them now that the iranians will walk away, and everything we have negotiated could possibly fall apart. before that were to happen, what would be the next move then? >> it would be difficult for them to resurrect. saying please don't push ahead with the idea for sanctions. the reality is if they want to have some sort of sanctions built, and both democrats and republicans, then they have to put something concrete on paper, deliver it to the house either today, tuesday, or tomorrow wednesday. after that, you start getting into the holiday season, when the politicians are thinking about heading home. and i suspect the white house and john kerry are working on the basis if they can get through this period, through the beginning of the year, if there is some progress, because then it's almost a month since the deal was
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
cuts to thousands of city workers. >> president obama says he will work with anyone to improve the affordable care act. he won't let critics kill the program. >> his speech was part of a new white house campain to promote the program daily throughout the end of the year. >> the engineer of the deadly train crash caught himself nodding off before the wreck. that is according to union officials. the passenger train was travel 50 miles-per-hour above the speed limit before it derailed. >> the u.s. and iran made headlines with their recent agreement which freezes the nuclear program for six months the foreign minister sat down with al jazeera for an exclusive interview. >> iran does not seek nuclear weapons we do not believe that nuclear weapons will increase our security. we believe the perpetrator perct iran is seeking nuclear weapons is desdeathr detrimental to our. we are against them based on religious doctrine and ethical and political and legal reasons and for us nuclear weapons had no place what sofer i so whatsor nuclear plan it's been a flett to this region. >> we have all sh
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
siegenthaler seeing in new york. some the top stories, america spent holiday dollars often monday on what may be the easiest he ecommerce day of the year the most important shopping day of the season? the obama administration promised an improved healthcare wen sight in november. reviews are mixed. some are having trouble signing up. insurers say they are not getting the information they need. live pictures from bangkok. protesters have wished through police barricades and made it to the prime minister's. it's the 10th day of demonstrations against the thai regime. at least three people died in protests. >> tonight, investigators say speed was a factor in sunday's deadly train derailment in new york. officials say the commuter train was traveling 82 miles an hour when it jumped the tracks. >> that's more than 50 miles an hour faster than it should have been going. the accident killed four people and wounded dozens of others. we don't know if human error played a part in the crash. some experts say our trains rely far too much on people and that we already have the technology to prevent many d
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:30am PST
countries should abide by the agreements between the teaching painting and us president barack obama earlier the shia on constructing a new type of relationship between the two countries. nato secretary general anders full rosters and says the u s afghan security pact could be signed by representatives of the afghan government and not necessarily by the karzai the security pact will allow all thousands of coalition troops to stay in the country after twenty fourteen. rice's his comments followed talks with two afghan envoys at nato's brussels headquarters of an afghan foreign ministry spokesman says it's not it's for karzai to determine whether the bilateral security agreement will be signed between the two nations. any presidential war minister elect. it's something that. it is. within the authority of the president of afghanistan and the afghan government win. take action based on discrimination to the present and to make this trip back so in other words it's up to the president of pants. to determine where there. a security agreement will be signed at a presidential level four. the differ
PBS
Dec 1, 2013 8:00pm PST
capitol hill hardliners. he's guided to stay on as the cups today that diplomacy open up a new path toward a world that is more secure. and flying in the face of president obama geneva it's over. so the store instead you will. it's in an environment where israel as well as many u s lawmakers don't think that iraq should develop nuclear technology at all. the obama administration had to gauge the diplomatic acrobatics to both acknowledge he runs right to peaceful nuclear energy and not acknowledge it at the same time. we approach these negotiations with a basic understanding. iran like any nation should be able to access peaceful nuclear energy. but because of its record of violating its obligations. iran must accept strict limitations on its nuclear programs that make it impossible to develop a nuclear weapon. the scope and role of iran's enrichment as is set forth in the language within this document says that iran's peaceful nuclear program is subject to a negotiation and to mutual agreement. despite the officials attempts to appease the hawks with punches are flying here looks li
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
world. >> absolutely. >> great pleasure having you both on today. thank you. still ahead, our "news nation" gut check, including what president obama said to chris matthews about the gridlock in washington. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. of their type 2 diabetes with non-insulin victoza®. for a while, i took a pill to lower my blood sugar, but it didn't get me to my goal. so i asked my doctor about victoza®. he said victoza® is different than pills. victoza® is proven to lower blood sugar and a1c. it's taken once-a-day, any time, and comes in a pen. and the needle is thin. victoza® is not for weight loss, but it may help you lose some weight. victoza® is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes when used with diet and exercise. it is not recommended as the first medication to treat diabetes and should not be used in people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. victoza® has not been studied with mea
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
would be involved. the group, formerly obama for america, now organizing for action, has come out with its own efforts. this is more important than anything else. the show of the new coordinated effort going forward on this very cause. >> peter, thank you very much. joining me now is democratic congressman james clyburn of south carolina. thank you for your time. >> thank you for having me. >> what details have you been privy to, for these daily events rolled out through december 23rd. will it be leadership like yourself? what kind of community outreach have you heard we'll see for the next few days here? >> i think it's going to be all hands on deck as you mentioned regarding getting the website to function properly. i think to get the message out as it should be gotten out that there's going to be a coordinated effort between the members of congress and the administration trying to make sure that the people who want access, a million yesterday, 350,000 plus already today, making sure that it gets to 2 million a day if that's what is required. you know, we said 800,000 a day and
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am PST
released. valuable lessons about the sponsor do they open up old wounds. >> the economy, best jobs news in a year and new assurances from the fed. i'm krystal ball. why so sad, wall street? >> president obama tries to rally the facebook generation to like the health care law. this afternoon they've got an open mike straight to the oval office. >> and the big chill. we get it, it's december. but this is something else. i'm abbi huntsman, snow and temperatures 40 degrees below normal. we have friends at the weather channel to tell us. >> there's just one hour until wall street closes and the markets are lower and if that's extending three days of losses on the dow and s&p. why the change? there are a few possible reasons. the government's unemployment report comes out on friday. and some expect a gain of 215,000 jobs in november. that's according to an adp estimate and well above expectatio expectations. good news in the real economy could make the fed
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am PST
you. thank you again. >> thank you. >> let's bring in our "news nation" political panel. wendell potter, author of obama care, what's in it for me. senior white house reporter for politico and luke chung, founder of a software development firm located in virginia. thanks for joining us. i wanted to start with you luke, you were quoted in an article about the administration and what this website should be able to do here. now today the latest concern is the back to front, what's happening on the so-called back end, meaning the information people can get on now and the distribution of the information and the details to the insurance companies here. how does the administration fix it from now front to what we're now talking about, the back portion of this? >> that's been the big challenge for the whole administration during the process, to get consumers through the marketplace to choose something they want, apply for a subsidy and there are a lot of steps in there that need to work correctly so that people essentially can work through that whole -- >> that's part of the concerns we'
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 11:00am PST
reaction to that. >>> a coalition of major retailers announce a new agreement aimed at ending racial profiling. more on the customer's bill of rights. >>> this self-y, may be lighting up twitter, but president obama was not the only one who posed for a picture at nelson mandela's memorial. [ female announcer ] we eased your back pain... ♪ ready or not. [ female announcer ] ...so you can be up there. here i come! [ female announcer ] ...down there, around there... and under there for him. tylenol® provides strong pain relief and won't irritate your stomach the way aleve® or even advil® can. but for everything we do, we know you do so much more. tylenol®. but for everything we do, we know you do so much more. so you can see like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar. no dude, you're on the jumbotron! whoa. ah...yeah, pretty much walked into that one. geico anywhe
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 11:00am PST
going to double. my co-pays and deductibles triple under obama care. i'm thrilled to death, as you can tell. >> we'll have much more of what the speaker said today in our first read. >> plus, a stinging new report on the deaths of the 19 elite firefighters killed battling that massive wildfire back in june. a state agency now accused of putting the protection of property over safety. we'll have new details there. ♪ ♪ nothing says, "you're my #1 copilot," like a milk-bone biscuit. ♪ say it with milk-bone. that's it? is go out to dinner. i mean, he picks up the tab every time, which is great... he's using you. he probably has a citi thankyou card and gets 2x the points at restaurants huh the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points on entertainment, with no annual fee. go to citi.com/thankyoucards like a squirrel stashes nuts, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® liquid gels. nothing starts working faster than zyrtec® at relieving your allergy symptoms for 24 hours. zyrtec®. love the air. >>> road and power crews from texas to ohio are mobilizing ri
PBS
Dec 10, 2013 5:30am PST
barack obama chinese biased as the new lunch hour. un chief ban ki moon. all of them will be speaking today at the ordinary people pull the ninety thousand of them have off a ride day at tsb stadium into this but kinda been trickling in on a rainy day it's been pouring in john is the deadlock as that of the top of the show that hasn't deterred the crowds they've been streaming in the can either take transport or are they can simply walk to the fb stadium and inside the stadium people are singing their dogs saying this celebrating the life and legacy of a man who's had such a profiled in fact not just on the country but dried all wrong the one in the stadium via the stadium had such a unique significance in nelson mandela's life. it is an important venue it's the first place from where he addressed the topic no way you dress the one after being freed from jail after spending more than twenty seven years of his adult life in jail. that's the place where he spoke to the people from. that's also the place where the whoa got to see him in his very last appearances of the fall was soft and
ABC
Dec 1, 2013 11:35pm EST
still trapped underneath. marcy gonzalez, abc news in the bronx, new york. >> the obama administration said the worst of the glitches on its health care website have been fixed. i spoke with ginger gibson, the congressional reporter for politico. >> so far, it is getting a passing grade but it will be incomplete at this point as it begins its second attempt to rollout. there haven't been real problems at this point. people are still able to login. haven't seen any big crashes or problems but it is not over yet. ,ots of people out shopping monday will probably be a big test. >> so when can we expect a mission accomplished banner? [laughter] >> i think the white house is being pretty cautious. a lot of tepid cheering from democrats today who don't want to be seen as kicking the football when they could still be down by seven points. >> the president's approval ratings are down quite a bit. he is seeing his numbers continue to fall. the rollout of this website has not been good for president obama. people are starting to question whether they trust him. republicans see that is something t
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
investigation into that shooting. new mexico. >>> growing skepticism surrounding obama care. most americans doubt its problems consider fixed in the next year. >> if that is the case, what then? ed rollins, doug chin, former adviser to bill clinton. gentlemen, good day to you. the first question will be managed by my esteemed colleague. >> he's a gentleman and a scholar. >> some days. doug, 59% of people in this new poll, they say it is unlikely that obama care's problems will be fixed in 2014. they're not believing i guess the president's assurances that it's almost fixed. >> which is what's behind two initiatives. first, the 21-day sales pitch for obama care that is starting to work and the other, which is to try and change the subject and the other to talk about income equality, because it's a message the president believes pete beats the republican message of no. in what obama's trying to do is change their mind and distract them to try to minimize the political. >> that's a tough mountain to climb, don't you think? this is all the talk, man, until you figure it out, got a big
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
going to begin now with new reaction to president obama's remarks at a forum on mideast policy yesterday. good morning, everyone. i'm jamie colby. great to have you along for this new hour of america's news headquarters. hey, eric. >> i'm eric shawn. president obama is raising some eyebrows as he tries to defend that controversial nuclear agreement with iran, which may cause that country to cap the amount of uranium it enriches in exchange for easing some of the sanctions. >> this comes as we learn a team of u.n. inspectors have begun their odded of an iranian water production plant that is connected to the nuclear program. we have more on that examination. finally, conner, we get a closer look. >> jamie, for the first time in more than two years, international inspectors are in iran, and they're at the heavy water plant. the inspection of this nuclear facility is seen as the first test of this new international deal between the world and iran. now, of course, under this temporary agreement, the islamic republican has agreed to halt some of its nuclear activities in the next si
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
our democratic nation has died. >> the news was followed by president obama at the white house. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> part of ap emotional appearance late today by president obama in the white house briefing room. nbc news correspondent based in south africa was outside the mandela home when the news broke and remains there tonight and ro hip, all night tonight we have seen video of people gathering to sing and celebrate the life of nelson mandela, while it's important to remember a lot of south africans are still going to wake up to the sad news in the morning. >> reporter: that's right, brian. it is in credcredibly early in morning here, almost 2:00 o'clock and many south africans haven't heard the news yet. a few hundred of those who have came down here to nelson mandela's home they gathered around singing songs of the anti-apartheid struggle, singing it in all 12 language,multi cultural multi racial musical cel
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 4:00am EST
runs off the track in new york city. >> i thought i was going to die, to be honest. i thought, i'm going to die. >>> health care fixed. obama administration says it's worked out most of the bugs from healthcare.gov but warns more work is needed on the troubled website. >>> and drone drop-off? amazon unveils its new plan to deliver your purchase to your doorstep in under an hour. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 2nd, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, federal transportation officials have zbruchbt their investigation into the deadly crash of a new york city commuter train. at least four people were kanld 60 others injured. the metro north train was on its way from poughkeepsie to manhattan. it jumped the track as it rounded the curve. they're looking into speed, possible mechanical issues and human error. marlie hall is at the crash site. marlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. federal investigators continue to pore over this crash site this morning trying to determine what led to that deadly train derailment.
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am PST
without it either. >> new reports that some republican law makers are shifting obama care from repealing to repairing. it other republicans don't like that idea. ellison barber. great to it see you. tell us about the pivot that a handful of the republicans are making for repair as to repole. >> a couple of people in blue districts where they feel like they may be vulnerable throwing out the discussing repair. the vast republicans are not interested in repairing because there is so many things wrong with the law. it is not in their interest to switch to that. they are notting repole and replace to see down the rod than more people on the repair. >> they don't stand a change of repealing it. it is the law of the land and they don't have the numbers to repeal and how will they live with it? >> they will try to make changes. for example, the cancelled plans, wait a minute, this is a promise you made and you should stick to it. some of the things they want to change to make the law better can't be changed and that's why republicans are looking at this is aing they don't have an issu
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